Nats and Pirates' lineups for series opener in PNC

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The Washington Nationals called Blake Treinen up to start tonight's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates in place of injured lefty Gio Gonzalez. Treinen squares off against Edinson Volquez, who signed with the Pirates as a free agent this past winter.

Rizzo & Williams on Zimmerman's work in left field

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So... about all the chatter about Ryan Zimmerman working out in left field... Washington Nationals' Manager Matt Williams and Nats' GM Mike Rizzo addressed the Zim-to-left thinking in recent MLB Network Radio interviews.

LaRoche to make first rehab appearance with P-Nats

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Adam LaRoche wants to get back in the major league lineup this Sunday when he's eligible to return from the 15-Day DL. The Washington Nationals' first baseman will see his first live action since landing on the DL with the Potomac Nationals tonight.

Blake Treinen vs the Pirates tonight in PNC Park

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The Nationals optioned Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse after yesterday's game to make room on the roster for tonight's starter, Blake Treinen, who takes Gio Gonzalez's place in the rotation and makes his second start of the year for the Nats.

Game 46 WPA: FAIL heap. Nats 1, Reds 2.

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The first inning was good. Then... nothing.

Nationals end homestand 3-3 after 2-1 loss to Reds

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Denard Span homered in the first at bat of the bottom of the first, but that was the only run the Washington Nationals scored as they dropped the series finale with the Cincinnati Reds and finished 3-3 on their six-game homestand.

Reds take 2 of 3 in D.C. w/ 2-1 win over Nationals

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Washington Nationals' starter Tanner Roark didn't give up much, but the two RBI singles the Cincinnati Reds hit in the fourth inning this afternoon were enough for a 2-1 win in the finale of the three-game series in the nation's capital.

Enough Is Enough! The Ross Detwiler Conundrum

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Nationals' reliever Ross Detwiler doesn't seem to have taken much of a shine to pitching out of the bullpen. Since he's out of options, is there any chance for the Nats to salvage some value from him either on their roster or someone else's?

Fister gets 12 groundouts/Cueto gives up 6ER in 5+

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The first two runs the Washington Nationals scored were the results of errors. The Nats got to Cincinnati Reds' right-hander Johnny Cueto in the sixth though, and they were first team this season to score more than two runs off the 27-year-old Reds'

On Denard Span's 5 for 5 night in Nationals Park

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Denard Span was 5 for 5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Nationals' 9-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, providing another glimpse of the player the Nats saw in the second half last summer. Can he keep it going?

Game 45 WPA: SPAN'd. Nats 9, Reds 4

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THIS is the game I should have gone to.

Nationals knock Cueto around, beat Reds 9-4 in DC

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Johnny Cueto came into tonight's start (4-0) in his last six starts with a 0.88 ERA over that stretch, but the Washington Nationals knocked the right-hander around and took the second game of three with the Cincinnati Reds in D.C., 9-4 in Nats Park.

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